Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
attention to u.s. congressional races and not enough to the governors races. those guys are killing us. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." director, omb director. and i'm just blanking a little bit. i think his phrase for it was about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: got it. it's a tuesday! tuesday, december 11. good to see you today. and thanks for joining us here on the "full court press." lots of issues in the news today. and we keep on top of them by -- tune into think progre
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
over $100,000 in seven u.s. senate races. they lost six out of seven. and two-thirds of house incumbents -- listen to them -- who lost their seats this year were actually endorsed by the nra. the nra's endorsement or opposition has become essentially politically meaningless. so people don't have to be afraid of them. i think this thing is really turning around. don't you? 866-55-press. let's expose the nra. one final thing. there is something else going on here now. and people have made the connection back to the mothers against drunk driving. cindy lighthold, i believe her name was, when her daughter was killed and she organized other mothers who had lost their kids and said, we have to do something about this fact that people can go into a bar, have a drink, get souced and get behind the wheel. they changed this country. the people who have lost their kids at aurora colorado and newtown connecticut. yesterday we heard from sandy phillips here with the brady hill campaign on capitol hill lost other daughter in the theater shooting in aurora.
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
that was a little bit more of a high-profile sunday than i had. >> bill: al good return. >> ron kirk, the u.s. trade ambassador. >> bill: a frequent golf partner with the president. >> we are learning more about what mitt romney has been up to including having a non-home-cooked thanksgiving dinner. he ordered in from boston market for the family saying there were too many kids running around to be cooking. >> peter: how the mighty have fallen. >> photographed pumping his gas since he has no entourage to the pump it for him. >> a sad story, nothing to do. >> peter: i don't feel that bad about it. hanging out with his car elevator taking rides. spiritists one of his many homes. >> the author of the hunger games trilogy is taking a break by writing a children's picture book an auto guy graphic piece about coping with her father's military service in vietnam as told through pictures. >> bill: all right, dan, thank you. all of the talk on the sunday shows yesterday and talk here in washington is still about negotiations to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. i th
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
december 30th on destination america. todd fisher will travel across the u.s. in search of the best bacon dishes including a benut butter bacon cheese burger and bacon cheddar apple pie. >> i can go with the bacon cheddar apple pie. >> i love bacon. there are a lot of bacons. >> very much still there? >> it will be interesting to follow this. >> a whole show? >> yeah. starting at 12 episode series and going from there. >> is there a ba puck on cookbook? >> i don't know that there is. >> we will get to more serious issues one troubling issue is the news out of michigan. we wanted to check in with the president of the michigan education association, steve cook joining us on our news line this morning. hey, steve, good to have you with us. thank you. >> merry christmas, bill, thanks for having me. >> merry christmas but not a merry christmas when the republican state legislators in michigan, they were able to force through in one day right-to-work legislation? >> well, bill, let me tell you, myself and the uaw president bob king and a couple of other labo
Dec 14, 2012 3:00am PST
thinks he is going to have a agree ride getting back into the u.s. senate because i know ed markey and patrick. i think both would be a formidable candidate. >> that's right. you know they are the -- there is a long way to go before their strategy works, you know. we got some ideas of our own. and so you are absolutely on the mark. ed marker will be great. duval patrick will be great. there is a lot of talent out there in massachusetts >> bill: absolutely. congressman, on this, yesterday at our briefing some of us were pushing jay carney to say, well our entitlement -- republicans say, all right. we may go along with some tax cuts for increase in tax rates. on the wealthiest of americans but only if we get what we want you know on what they always call entitlement reforms. >> right. >> i know you and the progressive caucus have been really all over this issue. should social security and medicare even be on the table? >> shouldn't be on the table at all. as a matter of fact, there is no reason to be discussing social security and medicare at this time
Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
for management failures and a lack of security at the u.s. embassy in benghazi where four americans were killed. a department spokeswoman says security chief eric boswell is among the officials stepping down. the white house has also named charlene lam in charge of embassy security and raymond maxwell overseeing northern africa. this report and the cited failings by the state department are taking center stage today through a hearing in congress. that's putting pressure on senator john kerry. the man likely next in line to take the reigns. kerry said his hearing will bring clarity to what the state department is doing to prevent this from happening again. current secretary of state hillary clinton was scheduled to testify today. that will be postponed until january. her office says she suffered a concussion and is working from home this week. >>> also on the hill, senate republicans are offering up their own package for sandy relief. hurricane sandy that is. president obama originally asked for $60.4 billion. the g.o.